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Cosmetic Dentistry

Get Your Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman with healthy happy smileWhile you may initially come to Southeastern Dental Care to explore options for a healthier smile – like general dentistry checkups or restorative dentistry treatments like root canal therapy – you may also be interested in exploring options for brightening up and beautifying your smile as well. With all the options available for cosmetic dentistry today, there’s no reason for you to be less than excited about your smile. Dr. Minh-Phuong Bui and Dr. Le Nguyen can put together a plan to completely transform your look so that you can look forward to showing your pearly whites off again!

Cosmetic dentistry can refer to simple treatments like cosmetic dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings or advanced smile makeover techniques like porcelain veneers. Some restorative dentistry treatments are also cosmetic, such as porcelain crowns and dental implants. Additionally, teeth whitening is a non-invasive, conservative option for improving the appearance of your smile.

When you visit our Lakeville dental office, your dentist will sit with you and discuss the various options for making over your smile. She’ll ask you about your goals and explore what specifically bothers you about the appearance of your teeth, using this information to make recommendations for your treatment. Once we’ve developed your cosmetic dentistry treatment plan, we’ll take you through the entire process as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

Dr. Minh-Phuong Bui enjoys nothing more than seeing the positive changes that dental care from our office can bring about in the smiles of our patients; we invite you to make yourself at home at Southeastern Dental Care.

Teeth-Whitening

Woman in dental chair comparing teeth to shade chartThis is by far our most popular cosmetic service, and the reason for that is simple: nothing makes a smile look better than pristinely whitened teeth. If your teeth look a bit dull or yellow because of your love for coffee or wine, our professional whitening treatments can break up those stains and help them shine again.

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Porcelain Veneers

Closeup of flawless smile following porcelain veneer placementPorcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive cosmetic treatments available today, and they are the best way to address a wide array of cosmetic flaws at once. With just one treatment, we can whiten your teeth, fix small chips and cracks, close obvious gaps, and even make slightly crooked teeth appear straighter.

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Lumineers

Woman looking at flawless smile in mirrorLumineers can be used to do everything from whitening your teeth to close unwanted gaps, all without having to modify your natural teeth. Lumineers are extremely thin coverings that are bonded directly to the teeth, and they can dramatically improve the appearance of the smile in almost every way possible. They are sometimes referred to as “no-prep” veneers because unlike with porcelain veneers, the teeth do not need to be shaped to accommodate them. This is perfect for people who only want a modest cosmetic improvement, or for those who want to “test drive” their new smile before committing to a more long term treatment like porcelain veneers.

Metal-Free Restorations

Closeup of smile examined following metal-free restorationsWhen you come to Southeastern Dental Care to have a tooth repaired, we won’t simply give you a metal crown that will instantly stick out in your smile. That simply isn’t good enough, and in some cases, it can even cause you pain because metal crowns can make a tooth more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. We’ll go a step further and make sure your newly repaired tooth doesn’t just feel great but looks great as well. To do that, we will use metal-free restorations.

These all-porcelain crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are able to mimic natural tooth structure in almost every possible way, including shape, size, strength, color, and even feel. We only use the highest quality materials from the most well-known suppliers such as Emax and Bruxzir. Not only do these restorations look completely natural, but they also won’t make your teeth more sensitive. Plus, they’re also ideal for patients who suffer from metal allergies, meaning even more people can now get the dental care they need.

Direct Bonding

Happy woman smiling in dental chairDirect bonding can be used to fix minor cosmetic issues such as small chips, cracks, or gaps. It’s one of the easiest cosmetic treatments available today as it can usually be completed in just an hour, and it doesn’t even require a local anesthetic to be completely painless. For this, your dentist will gradually place layers of composite resin to your tooth and gently sculpt away any imperfections. It can be used to improve a tooth in a multitude of ways, including its shape, size, and color. After your doctor is finished, she’ll let you approve the final look, and then they’ll harden the material with a curing light. After that, you’re done! With the proper maintenance, your direct bonding can easily last for 10 years or more.

Gum Recontouring

Closeup of smile with healthy teeth and gumsDo you have a smile that shows quite a bit of gum tissue? Does it make your teeth look short and stubby? If so, we have a treatment that can address this specific issue. Using a highly sophisticated soft tissue laser, your dentist can gently reshape your gum line to reveal more of your natural teeth and give you a more aesthetic smile. Thanks to the precision of the laser, this treatment is entirely painless, and you’ll just love how much of a difference it can make for your appearance.

With just one or two cosmetic treatments, we can give you the kind of smile you’ve always wanted. A beautiful smile can do so much more for a person than simply make them look attractive, and that’s exactly what we try to do every day. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today. In addition to Lakeville, we’re also happy to beautify smiles for patients from Middleborough, Taunton, and Myricks.

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